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3 Reasons to Consider Medical Tourism (usnews.com)

3 Reasons to Consider Medical Tourism (usnews.com) | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Americans don’t like to travel for healthcare but access and big savings can sway this decision.
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Are You Healthy Enough to Travel?

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To be considered a good candidate for medical tourism, you need to be healthy enough to travel. A health care trip may require from 6 to 24 hours of travel time. If you have certain medical conditions, a long journey may not be recommended.

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Is there a passport to cheaper healthcare?

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Is there a passport to cheaper healthcare?Irish TimesAt the world's biggest global showcase World Travel Market in London late last year, “new kids on the block” Serbia and Cyprus were highlighting medical tourism developments.
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Tourism Idea Has Sea Legs

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UNTIL the mid-19th century, anaesthetic was not used routinely in surgery. Today, thankfully, the alternative is unthinkable. Medical science will always teeter on the edge of the ethical, balancing the concerns of the community against the desperation of the sick. In countries like Australia, the rate of regulatory and policy change is weighing down progress; it takes many years for significant advances to become available - no doubt at the cost of lives and quality of life.

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Medical Tourism Seminar at the University of Texas, USA

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Insurance News - Medical Tourism Seminar at the University of Texas, USA...
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Dying To Have Known: a Documentary About Gerson Therapy

Dying To Have Known: a Documentary About Gerson Therapy | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“In Dying To Have Known, filmmaker Steve Kroschel went on a 52-day journey to find evidence to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy -- a long-suppressed natural cancer cure.”

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GraceNOTES's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:43 PM

This is an interesting journey into learning about this directive in healing. 

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Medical Tourism Tips: What a Medical Tourist Should Know and Do

Medical Tourism Tips: What a Medical Tourist Should Know and Do | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
It's easy to hop on a plane and catch the next flight to your surgical destination .
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The Most Heartbreaking 99% Graphic You Will See This Week

The Most Heartbreaking 99% Graphic You Will See This Week | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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How Global Trade Can Rein in Health Costs

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Allowing Americans to seek health care abroad could help address ever-rising health costs - one of the biggest issues facing the debt committee. A commentary by Dean Baker and Jagdish Bhagwati.
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Medical Tourism and Health Insurance

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“... even if you have health insurance in your country, it is very unlikely they will provide any international coverage. Only a few medical insurers will cover services provided outside their own healthcare network or country of origin. But as the medical tourism industry continues to grow and gain popularity, health insurance companies are standing up and taking notice. Even if you can afford to pay for your own medical procedure overseas, it’s worth checking with your health insurance company to see if they offer any coverage.”

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Traveling Abroad for Medical Care

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More and more Americans are crossing international borders in search of health care. It's a practice called medical tourism, and in 2012 alone, it's estimated 1.6 million Americans are expected to travel for procedures.
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Medical Tourism Guatemala

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As an adult, I have been in the hospital overnight on five occasions for various health issues; Four times in the USA in different facilities and states, and once now in ... 

 

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5 Consumer Trends Driving Travel in 2012

5 Consumer Trends Driving Travel in 2012 | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
High-end consumers are as willing as ever to splurge on travel, so long as it gives them meaningful experiences. Travel with a wellness component ties in to this consumer hunger, as does sustainability with an innovative twist.
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How to Select A Medical Tourism Facilitator

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“Be an informed consumer and make a wiser choice in selecting a medical tourism facilitator. Know the qualification and experience of the facilitator and the fee structure. Ensure that there is transparency and full disclosure of information regarding him and the company. The facilitator has to provide options for travel and medical complication insurance. The patient should check for the license of the facilitator and testimonials from former clients. They should also investigate about any unresolved issues regarding the facilitators. The patient should ask him what alternative arrangements he will make in case of emergency or any problems.”

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Case Study: Bariatric Surgery

Case Study: Bariatric Surgery | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“There was hardly a night when Sonia didn’t awaken from the same bad dream. Her weight was out of control and she was growing to human-mountain proportions. Regretfully, her anxieties didn’t reduce that much when she was awake. Sonia was a woman with a problem. Her doctors warned her that she was “morbidly obese,” a term that meant she could die at any time from a number of maladies that were more likely for overweight individuals.”

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Top 5 Medical Tourism Destinations

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“The modern concept of medical tourism - traveling to foreign countries for lower cost of care. Medical tourism destinations have emerged all over the globe, from Thailand to South Africa, and even European countries such as Hungary. The industry anticipates a great deal of growth in the coming years, from a 2004 estimate of $40 billion to $100 billion by 2012, according to statistics produced by McKinsey & Company and the Confederation of India.”

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Retirees Now Pay More for Health Care Than Food

Retirees Now Pay More for Health Care Than Food | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“Most of us look forward to retirement as a time to shift gears, worry less, and enjoy a slower pace of life. But that rosy picture can quickly change and include some sticker shock as retirement nears, especially when it comes to paying for healthcare.”

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The English Speaker's Guide to Medical Care in Mexico

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Are you considering Mexico as a place to live, retire, vacation or for medical treatment? If so, you need this book.

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Comparing International Health Care Systems

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Ray Suarez and a NewsHour reporting team traveled to the Netherlands in September to explore the country's innovative universal health care system, which has gained attention as a potential model for U.S.
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